Filmmaker: Wallace McElroy Kelly
Cast: Mattie (Mrs. Oliver) Kelly - his mother
Mabel Graham Kelly - his wife
Oliver G. Kelly - his brother, editor of The Lebanon Enterprise
Subject: Our Day saved for another day
Not everybody had a film camera during the 1930s, and not everybody owning one was able to pull off an entertaining piece such as this. Regardless of relative skill level involved, any film documentation of everyday people and life in general in pre-WWII America and elsewhere is precious.
Additionally fascinating are some of the reactions to Mr. Kelly's film. They remind me of Cultural Revolution shaming sessions directed towards the bourgeois and professional classes. "Upper-middle-class!"... "See! A maid!"... "That cat is being oppressed by the running dog of impetuousness!"... "Three-piece suits!" So predictable it's sad.
The best example of misguided criticism here is the one begging for an edit to include sound effects and music. Simply amazing.
Subject: good doc on early 20th c upper middle class america but
Subject: Waking Up Fairly Rich in Pre-WW2 America
Subject: A Remarkable Treasure
Subject: advanced amateur
Subject: Well worth the watch
Great kitchen scenes.
Subject: Our Day is delightful
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